Bogen 3221 center column release lever

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  1. nsurit

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    Somehow the release lever on the center column for my Bogen 3221 has gone missing. Anyone have an extra? Bill Barber
     
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    I here in Canada deal with the thing branded as Manfrotto, but the same product. I have broken leg clamp clips a few times, and have been able to buy replacements; I am one spare ahead at the moment.

    The center column release lever on mine is designed, by pushing and turning half a turn, to be removable. It has a little allen key in it , and when removed, can be used to take off the centre column extension, or tighten the head mount. If you get a replacement, be sure to stretch the little spring that keeps it popping iff inadvertently so it does not do this again.
     
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    Bogen/Manfrotto doesn't have the part. It seemed to be poorly designed. The reply said they did have a trade in program, which doesn't help me get my perfectly good tripod functioning. Bill Barber
     
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    Bill, look at this site..they show the 'new' part that replaced the one you lost and list the old part as not available.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    Thank you. I'm probably not going to attempt to fix it. I'll just use it without the center column.